Brand New Civic Type R Gets Rear Ended Leaving Dealership

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It’s the nightmare scenario none of us ever want to live out.

Guilford, Connecticut’s main highway, the I-95 turnpike, turned into a disaster scene for a new Civic Type R owner. Greg Ellingson, driving back home from an out-of-state purchase of a new Civic Type R was rear ended on the highway after traffic had started to back up.

As Greg recounts, the impact happened with almost no attempt to slow down, as the force of the crash pushed both cars together into another vehicle a full car length ahead. Honda’s emergency service, HondaLink, was promptly activated, and worked exactly as it should in such a situation. Greg, in a state of disbelief, did not respond to the prompts for help, which made emergency services immediately dispatched. 2017 Honda Civic Type R rear ended wrecked leaving dealer

With a tremendous amount of help from a Connecticut state trooper, the ordeal became at least somewhat tolerable to deal with, but there was one problem that still existed. Greg was hours from home, and the new CTR was in no condition to drive. After all was said and done, he did get a ride home.

Have you ever had a story quite like this? We often see supercars which get wrecked soon after the paperwork is signed, but for Greg, his wreck isn’t even his fault.

Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites for Internet Brands, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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